Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge”?
The title of my new podcast comes from a passage in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. I simply changed the pronoun in an attempt to make it more personal.
The Merchant of Venice is seen by many modern readers and theatregoers as a plea for tolerance. Something appropriate in this day and age of cultural clashes that fall on issues of gender and race and this is what my new podcast is actually about.
Anyway, besides announcing it here, I wanted to show that Apple saw fit to bleep out the title of the podcast.*
First why and second what’s the point when the words still exist in the logo? Is it because of the very loose sexual association? It’s a very standard verb and isn’t as focused in use like the verb ‘fuck’ for instance. You can’t even say, ‘prick me’ to somebody and have it make sense. So because Apple sees something sexual with it, now everybody needs to do so as well. It’s like where Apple decides to tell us what pornography is or isn’t in content like here (that’s with only a depiction of flesh, there’s nothing pornographic about it. It’s only because they think they see something pornographic). Or when Apple bans words relating to female anatomy, but not male when it comes to iPad engraving.
I would expect more open mindedness from a company that is now proud of it’s many human issues that it’s engages in now, (now that Steve Jobs has passed away). I would expect more from a company that has a gay man as its CEO and I would expect more from a company that is located in one of the most liberal places on the planet.
Some fucking tolerance please.
That aside, the new podcast is going to deal with issues of feminism, sexuality, relationships, dating, race and some news critique. The first episode discusses the issue of starting a conversation with these new mobile dating apps, how do we need to greet each other and are the problems of starting a conversation a consequence of the success of playing with these apps like Tinder and OKCupid? Hopefully the perspectives gathered in this series will be engaging and informing.
It’s on the iTunes store now, new episodes will be out in January.
*You can still find the podcast using the words ‘prick me’.
A rather laid back podcast to reunite us after a long break. Adam has no excuse however next week.
This episode we talk about WWDC, Instacast, Once Magazine, Paul Noble along with learning a language and Jonathan runs through his list of the podcasts he listens to. While an After Show is mentioned, there isn’t one, the recording doo hickey wasn’t running at 88mph and we didn’t have a bolt of lighting handy either so what we talked about wasn’t recorded, but it will be saved for a future show.
Instacast on the iTunes store (brilliant podcasting app)
Verto 26 by The North Face (possibly the most minimalistic bag for travel).
WINGStand for iOS
Photojournalismlinks by Mikko Takkunen
Episode Music by Ouinton (Radiohead’s Kid A and OK Computer in 8bit)
Just bought the Pro version of Instacast; a podcast manager for iOS.
It’s an excellent tool for finding and managing all the podcasts I currently listen too, a clear step up from the way iTunes manages podcast content. For me it was important it could import podcasts from the iPod app and allow me to listen to my podcasts continuously one after each another (this is the best obvious feature and the most annoying thing with iTunes and the iPod app).
For everyone else who might be interested, other tent-pole features are commenting, notifications and background downloading.
You don’t need to buy the Pro version unless you want smart playlists, but for the price of a chocolate bar/Starbucks coffee (standard is 69p/Pro version is an extra £1.49) there’s no reason to not go Pro and support an independent (and responsive) developer. Though I will say the basic functionality is probably enough for most of us, but it’s a karma thing for buying Pro for such a great app.
‘JPG’, which stands for journalism, photography and geek, is meant to be an extension of this website’s narrative; covering the same topics that I’m mostly interested. I’m getting to the point where I haven’t felt I should write about everything I come across and it is in my mind more engaging when two photographers discuss something like photography apps on the iPad/iPhone. Bringing Alex onboard helps in that sense.
We will be having irregularly timed podcasts, probably one or two a month (bandwidth permitting). Our aim isn’t to be an up-to-the-minute news show, there are enough of them (and better ones) out there. Again the style of the podcast will be much in the vain of this website, longer analysis, reviews of photography apps and sometimes just a bit of geek discussion. My aim is to get the balance of serious discussion and light hearted discussion right. Overall I want all the topics to be fun, but to be informative at the same time.
The Podcast’s art work is still being worked up. Later today I will create some sort of Podcast page s well.
If you download and listen I hope you stick around as this podcast idea expands, the first show is a bit raw and unplanned (as the title alludes to), but I thank you for listening.
An irregular podcast featuring your host Jonathan, with alternating guests Alex and Adam. In each podcast we’ll talk about what’s happening in the world of journalism, photography, mixed in with plenty of geek; where geek can bring almost literally anything to the discussion table.
In our first episode we get to grips with podcasting while at the same time discussing what is probably the best iOS Photography Magazine on the Apple App Store in the form of ‘Once Magazine'(but most definitely the best magazine overall), Apple’s 25 Billion Apps promo, a slew of iOS photography Apps for the iPhone and iPad, a curious iPhone case, a music recommendation and a year’s break to Canada.
iOS App – Once Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App – F8 Magazine (iPad Only)
iOS App – 360 Panorama
iOS App – PhotoSynth
iOS App – Nostalgio
iOS App – PicStitch
iOS App – KinoTopic
‘Maybe it’s My Fault’ (Jordan Commercial, Youtube Link)
iPhone RangeFinder Case (Photojojo)
The twelfth interview from a series of interviews with Photographers and iOS Developers alike. All of them develop portfolio Apps for Apple’s iPad and iPhone in some way. This interview is with Alrik Swagerman based in Rotterdam. Co-founder of the online portfolio service Viewbook.com.
Viewbook can be found at any of the links below: